Case Construction Equipment
Available in both standard and All Wheel Drive (AWD) configurations, Case’s 836C (pictured) and 856C motor graders achieve Tier 4 Final compliance with Selective Catalytic Reduction engine technology. An Ergopower transmission and torque converter are designed for smooth automatic shifting, and a 100-percent automatic differential lock combined with automatic no-spin power splitting instantly transfers torque from a slipping tire to one with more traction without any operator intervention. The AWD models feature a “Creep Mode” that engages just the front wheels at the push of a button, allowing the machine to move at extremely slow speeds for finish grading and applications with exceptionally tight tolerances.
The 330 and 330 GC excavators from Caterpillar feature integrated Cat Connect technology designed to increase operating efficiency by up to 45 percent. The standard Cat GRADE with 2D system provides guidance for depth, slope, and horizontal distance to grade through the standard touchscreen monitor, making operators more accurate. Fuel efficiency has been improved by up to 20 percent for the 330 compared to the 330F and as much as 15 percent for the 330 compared to the 330D2. New Smart mode operation automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions. To further reduce fuel usage, engine speed is automatically lowered when there is no hydraulic demand.
The DX140LCR-5 crawler excavator offers a shorter tail swing, allowing operators greater flexibility. DX140LCR-5 excavators are designed for long life with an extra-sturdy frame and reinforced superstructure. They come standard with permanently sealed and lubricated track links, and the workgroup bushings and hard-wear disks are designed for reliability as well as extended service intervals. A standard 7-inch LCD screen allows operators to continue monitoring the excavator parameters while viewing the rearview or sideview camera image. Critical machine data appears next to the camera view. With an available side camera, a split screen allows both camera displays to be viewed at once.
With an operating weight of 51,500 pounds, the Hyundai HX220L hydraulic excavator features a Tier 4 Final-compliant, 173 hp Cummins diesel engine. The machine provides a maximum dig depth of 22 feet 1 inch, and a maximum reach at ground level of 32 feet 3 inches. The Intelligent Moving Object Detection system senses and warns the operator when objects come within 16.5 feet of the machine. Performance innovations include the Intelligent Power Control for computer-aided power optimization based on load demand. The optional All-Around Viewing Monitor system provides a 360-degree virtual operating view, which displays on an 8-inch interactive, adjustable touchscreen cluster monitor with haptic remote control for all major functions, easier operator accessibility and better ergonomics.
JCB’s JS131 is a 30,000-pound crawler excavator for rental customers, equipped with a fuel-efficient JCB EcoMAX engine that meets Tier-4-Final emission standards without the need for a complex and costly diesel particulate filter (DPF), selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system or any form of exhaust treatment fluid. The machine uses the same hydraulic pumps and valves as the JS130, tuned to perform with the engine’s output, yielding a 10 percent improvement in efficiency over other excavators in its class, according to the OEM. The EcoMAX engine runs at 1,800 RPM, resulting in noise levels of 99 dB, and making the JS131 particularly suitable for inner-city construction projects.
John Deere added Final Tier 4 engine technology to the 944K hybrid wheel loader, providing customers an increase in fuel economy from the Interim Tier 4 model. Equipped with a 536-horsepower, Final Tier 4 John Deere PSS 13.5-liter engine, the 944K boasts nine to 14 percent lower fuel consumption compared to its IT4 predecessor, according to the OEM. Operators will also enjoy an increase in coast control performance. This standard feature gives the operator the capability to adjust the aggressiveness of the machine during deceleration with three different settings. The higher the setting, the more electric braking will occur during application.
Kinshofer offers its D-Series grapples with a new light, compact and flexible shell, designed for sorting and demolition. The attachments feature 360-degree endless rotation for precise positioning to give construction, demolition and recycling contractors optimal control when grabbing materials. D-series grapples are available for 4,400-pound (2-ton) to 176,000-pound (80-ton) excavators. Conventional heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders with hydraulic damping protection power the D-Series, while Kinshofer’s patented HPXdrive powers the D04HPX, D06HPX, D09HPX and D35HPX. The grapple’s dust-proof axle bearing points keep out dust and debris. To prevent overloading, the D-series is equipped with pressure relief valves as well as a perforated shell design that filters fine dust and gravel while keeping larger pieces in the shells.
Komatsu’s WA480-8 wheel loader is equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified emissions regulations-compliant engine. The new operator-friendly design features include the optional advanced joystick steering system, which eliminates the steering wheel, and with it, a major cause of operator fatigue. Also, the new “generous curves” bucket design fills and retains material better, making the machine nearly 8 percent more productive than the previous model.
Load King’s Dump Bodies are constructed of high tensile steel and include a wide variety of size options. These options include a 10-foot square dump body and 16-foot to 19-foot semi-elliptical body units with side hides available in 42 inches, 48 inches, 54 inches and 60 inches. Load King dump bodies offer formed main runners, continuous welds, and dirt shedding top rails and tailgates. A patent-pending rear bolt offers extreme advantages, providing easy removal from the frame, less corrosion and no welds or frame cracking.
SDLG offers a variety of motor graders for different project needs. The choice of the G9138, with its 8120 mm (length) by 2070 mm (width – front tire center lines) by 3200 mm (height) dimensions, for APAC caters to demand for smaller, more cost-effective options in developing markets where there is greater rural and municipal road construction activity. Both the G9138 and G9190 graders have fully-digital instrument panels with three-stage alarm electronic monitoring to ensure precise operator control. Complementing the fullydigital instrument panel in delivering precise grading are the G9138’s swing frame and the G9190’s hydraulically controlled moveable blade. It also allows the grader to make turns at more acute angles for close-quarter work or smaller roads.
Volvo Construction Equipment has updated the Load Assist application for its L110H to L260H wheel loaders and, together with a new version of the Android platform, operators will now get real-time information on every bucket’s load within ± 1-percent accuracy. An operator accesses the real-time information by utilizing the on-board Volvo Co-Pilot display. While in operation, the operator can monitor the loading progress in real-time. The dynamic system measures the bucket load on-the-go to eliminate any disruption in workflow. Colored bars help the operator visualize the tonnage currently in the loader’s bucket, tonnage already delivered, and tonnage that still needs to be delivered, while icons offer insight into why the weight is not locked properly.